Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Hello Switzerland Magazine article on Consumerization


March 22nd 2012 
Update 1: The article is now online . Scroll through to page 13. 
Update 2: This trend is often called BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)



I have an article in the Spring 2012 edition of the Hello Switzerland magazine.  It discusses the impact of "consumerization"  in companies and organisations. This is where staff members use their own devices (smartphone and tablets) to access corporate information.

The article itself is pitched at a fairly high level. The main message is that consumerisation is a trend which is increasing. While offering many advantages, consumerisation also has its risks. The important thing for organisations to do is to recognise that this risk exists --and then to manage it.



Note: On Friday 2nd March, 2012 at 7pm, I am giving a BERNnet talk on Smartphone and tablet security in Bern. This is aimed primarily at normal end users. More information on BERNnet (PDF)

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